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43-year-old woman in court over alleged assault, stealing

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A 43-year-old woman, Funke Alabi, was, on Monday, arraigned before an Ado Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged assault and stealing of N40,000 from one Atinuke Ukwuibile.

The Newsmen reports that Alabi is facing a two-count charge of assault and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Obutu Apata told the court that the defendant, and others at large, conspired among themselves to assault the complainant by beating her, forcefully entering her room, and stealing N40,000 belonging to her.

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He said that the offenses were committed on June 13, 2020, at about 10 pm. at Isato Street in Ado Ekiti.
According to him, the offenses contravene Sections 516 and 390(a) of the Criminal Code, Cap C.16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr. Olawumi Olowolafe, pleaded with the court to grant his client bail I the most liberal term.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Abdulhamid Lawal, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Lawal, however, said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, with valid identification cards.
He, thereafter, adjourned the case till Dec.15, for hearing.

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